Question Telehealth TeleMed Virtual Encounters Phone Calls - new guidance on EM Documentation for Telehealth EMs

BeverPrudh

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Since we received the updated CMS allowance that opens up Telehealth to all eligible providers, anyone seen documentation recommendation on levels 99214/99215? We have older guidance from 2017 where AHIMA states to use time for these levels and I am trying to validate that as a documentation guidance. Thanks
 

Ccdgea08

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Since we received the updated CMS allowance that opens up Telehealth to all eligible providers, anyone seen documentation recommendation on levels 99214/99215? We have older guidance from 2017 where AHIMA states to use time for these levels and I am trying to validate that as a documentation guidance. Thanks
You can not use level 4 and 5 codes unless the patient has equipment at home that has to be monitored through the internet.
 

csperoni

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I have been reading up on this for days, and I did not see restrictions from CMS on telehealth level 4 & 5. What is the reference for this? Even if it is based on time??
You can not use level 4 and 5 codes unless the patient has equipment at home that has to be monitored through the internet.
 

KaylaRieken

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Why can you not get a 99214 if they have enough documentation? If its an established patient, you only need 2 out of the 3? HPI and MDM. Also does a visual examination count?
 
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